Liana M. Cipcigan is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering leading Sustainable Transport cross-cutting theme. She is Director of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and leader of Transport Futures Research Network.
She has been at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade delivering international research leadership and excellence, collaborating widely with industry, and being recognised as an expert in EVs and Smart Grids. Liana has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship. She has held as PI and Co-I grants in the excess of £6.5M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, EU FP7/H2020 and industry.
Dominic is a doctoral researcher at Cardiff University working within the DTE Network+ as Deputy Network Manager. His work within Cardiff University has included investigating the effects of EV charging on distribution networks, dynamic wireless charging of EVs and renewable energy systems. Dominic has also worked within the automotive, aerospace and chemical engineering sectors.
Professor Patrick Chi-Kwong Luk is the Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering within the School of Engineering at Cranfield University. He teaches MSc modules in power electronics, electrical machines, and renewable energy systems. His research interests revolve around all aspects of electric machines and drives, in particular in their applications in future energy and transport solutions.
Dr Pietro Tricoli is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power & Control within the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Birmingham University. He is also a member of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Pietro has over 50 research publications in international scientific journals and conference proceedings, one book chapter and one university textbook in the fields of power electronics, electric machines and drives.
Professor Manu Haddad is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University, with responsibility for the High Voltage Research Group. His lecturing duties span across high voltage engineering, power systems, electromagnetics, mathematics and electrical circuits. His research interests are in overvoltage protection, insulation systems, insulation coordination and earthing of electrical energy systems.
Professor Carol Featherston is the aerospace research theme lead within the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. Her expertise lies within the disciplines of Aeronautical, Process Plant Maintenance and Pressure Vessel Design Engineering. She is an active member of the Mechanical and Structural Performance Research Group at Cardiff; and has extensive industrial experience working with Airbus and BAE Systems.
Professor Jun Liang is a Professor of Power Electronics within the Cardiff University School of Engineering. Jun’s current research is on VSC based HVDC transmission for offshore wind power plants. His main research areas are on flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), power electronics, converter control, power system stability, grid integration of wind power generation and DC grids.
Professor Xibo Yuan is Professor in Electrical Energy Conversion at the University of Bristol, and holds the Royal Academy of Engineering/Safran Chair in Advanced Aircraft Power Generation Systems. He is an executive committee member of the UK National Centre for Power Electronics and of the IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) network. He is the co-director of the Safran-Bristol University research centre. He currently leads a team of 12 researchers with active grants of £3.5M as a PI, researching power electronics and electric drive systems, especially multilevel converters, wide-bandgap devices and their applications in renewable energy, EVs and aerospace systems. Xibo has published over 100 papers in leading IEEE/IET journals and conferences, around half being IEEE journal papers.
Professor John Preston is a Professor of Rail Transport within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. John is the Head of the Transportation Research Group and has over 30 years of experience in transport teaching and research. He has previously held posts at the Universities of Leeds and Oxford. His research in transport covers demand and capacity modelling, regulatory studies, economic appraisal and land-use and environment interactions.
Professor Omer Rana is the College Dean and International Professor of Performance Engineering within the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. Omer previously led the Complex Systems research group. His research interests lie in the overlap between intelligent systems and high-performance distributed computing. His areas of expertise include computer science, cloud computing, big data, machine learning and computer engineering.
Dr Dimitrios Potoglou is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Transport and Planning in the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. Dimitris has previously worked as a Research Policy-Analyst at RAND Europe, a not-for-profit research institute, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Delft University of Technology.
His current research focuses on cross-cultural comparisons regarding the demand for alternative fuelled vehicles, and the study of attitudes and consumer response to electric-vehicle charging. Dimitris currently serves as an Associated Editor for Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment and is a member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability, Section: Sustainable Urban and Rural Development.
Professor Clive Roberts is a Professor of Railway Systems at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Over the last 17 years he has developed a broad portfolio of research aimed at improving the performance of railway systems. He leads the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), a £92M partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing.
Dr Phillip Morgan is a Reader within the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. He directs the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group at Cardiff University which conducts cutting edge human factors research that generally fits within one or more of the following themes: defence and security; design of internal and external spaces; emergency services; healthcare and patient safety; human-machine system design, integration and training; and intelligent mobility. Dr Morgan is author of >70 research outputs, reviewer for journals spanning cognitive and applied psychology and human factors. He supervises many PhD students in areas such as transport and mobility, cyber psychology, and the effects of disruptive technologies on task performance.
Dr Georgina Santos is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. Georgina is interested in environmental and transport economics and policy. She has conducted research on the internalisation of transport externalities, with a focus on air pollution, climate change, and traffic congestion; low carbon vehicle/fuel technologies and consumers' choice and modal split. Her work on sustainable transport, Mobility as a Service, and electrification of road transport led her to also becoming interested in technological transitions and diffusion theory. Georgina holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University.
Dr Craig Lawson is a core and leading member of the Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc teaching team at Cranfield University. Dr Lawson's current teaching responsibilities include lecturing Airframe Systems Design, and Aircraft Performance. Craig also leads the Airframe Systems Design activities in the AVD MSc Group Design Project. He also supervises design and research projects in the field of Aircraft Systems.
Professor Antonios Tsourdos leads the research theme on autonomous systems within the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. He has diverse expertise in both unmanned and autonomous vehicles as well as networked systems. He conducts basic and applied research in the fields of guidance, control and navigation for single and multiple unmanned autonomous vehicles as well as research on cyber-physical systems.
Professor Howard Smith is head of the Aircraft Design Group at Cranfield University's School of Engineering. His multidisciplinary team excels at the integration of technologies such as structures, airframe systems and avionics. The also pursue solutions to aviation related challenges in fields such as the environment, defence and airline operations. Howard has also been responsible for the creation of a wide range of innovative aircraft concept studies during his career.
Dr Xin Zhang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Energy Systems at Cranfield University. He is with Energy and Power Theme, SWEE. His research interests include power system planning and operation, electrification of transport (electric vehicles, electrified airports, aircraft), and smart energy networks with renewable and multi-vector energy sources.
Dr Zhang's industrial experience includes 8 years with National Grid UK, Chartered Engineer since 2017, where he took various roles including generation scheduling and dispatch, power system analysis and electricity market operation, mainly in the GB Electricity National Control Centre. He has also initiated and managed several National Grid’s network innovation projects with external universities. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the M.Sc degree (distinction) in Electrical Power Engineering, both from the University of Manchester in UK. He received the B.Eng. degree in Control Systems from Shandong University in China.
He has published more than 30 research papers, filed 1 UK patents, and delivered 10 invited talks and panel presentations in universities and international conferences.
Dr Zhang is currently PI of the project GRid flexibility by Electrifying Energy Networks for Airport (GREEN Airport) https://www.ncl.ac.uk/supergenenhub/senhubflex/flexfund1/senfc1-023/
Dr. Naveed Arshad is presently Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is also the Director of Energy Informatics Group (EIG) at LUMS. His research interests include short, medium and long term forecasting of energy demand, renewable energy generation forecasting for wind and solar resources, demand side management in agricultural, residential and industrial sectors, energy efficiency, and renewable energy integration in existing building stock. Dr. Arshad holds MS and PhD in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Dr. Raj Prabhu is an Associate Director for the Computational Engineering Mechanics (CEM) thrust at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, and an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University. Dr. Prabhu earned his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University, and he earned his Bachelor\'s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. He also holds an Honorary Research position in the College of Engineering at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.